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Wednesday’s Card: Eight Ball

Eight Ball

Eight Ball

Eight Ball

Hi All,

I made this card for my 12-year-old daughter. I love this cute little stamp set called Good Fortune by Avery Elle! I got it because it’s cute but it also seems very versatile. There are a variety of different stamps in the set.

I outlined the focal area with twine, similar to what I did with this holiday card last year. It’s actually pretty easy to do with just a two-way glue pen and a paper piercer.

I love how this stamp set has all the little 8-ball responses. I arranged them in a random pattern on my block and then stamped them in silver (the silver ink I originally bought for holiday cards, but I like it here!). The ink is a little slippery, so you have to be careful not to put too much pressure when stamping or it will slide around.

Enjoy and have a great week!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Avery Elle Good Fortune Stamp Set
Good Fortune Stamp Set
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass
Hero Arts Silver Shadow Ink
Hero Arts Silver Ink
Colorbox White Ink
Colorbox White Ink
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Blender Pen
Blender Pen
Doodle Twine, Black Beetle
Black Beetle Twine
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals


  1. wrote on October 23rd, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Mary-Anne V.

    wonderful card for your daughter…love the tip with the paper piercer and twine.

  2. wrote on October 23rd, 2013 at 9:56 am


    Too Cute!! I was wondering what you would do with this particular stamp set when you showed it in your haul video. I love it! My son got a magic eight ball for his birthday and this gives me some ideas for a card for him. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. wrote on October 23rd, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Casey Thrush

    This is adorable! It makes me want that good fortune set.

  4. wrote on October 23rd, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Diana W.

    Darling card. I’ve been eyeing that set for awhile. Your video may have convinced me to order it! I remember when those 8 balls came out – I am old! Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us.

  5. wrote on October 23rd, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    I remember my daughters having one of those balls and they play around trying to guess what the ball was going to say, ahh!! they were little back then…..this are very sweet memories of their childhood. Your little girl will love t his card Darlene, this set is super fun, lots of sentiments and I love that fortune cookie stamp, you can print out other sentiments for it.
    Thank you for this video and for the great tip about the twine, it really helps getting those sharp corners.

  6. wrote on October 23rd, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Holly H.


    I love your card and video. I purchased this set and you have given me a few ideas on how to use it. Thank you! I do have one question. You mentioned something about the silver ink. I too have the same problem and it never seems to dry. Any ideas?

    • wrote on November 3rd, 2013 at 10:50 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Holly! The silver ink definitely goes on wet, but it dries eventually. I didn’t touch it at all but just checked and everything is completely dry. I would leave it for several hours if you can. Otherwise, you can try a heat gun. By overnight it should definitely be dry. If not, maybe it’s the brand you are using?

  7. wrote on October 23rd, 2013 at 6:58 pm


    So sweet!!! I’m sure you’re pre-teen will LOVE it!!! TFS!

  8. wrote on October 23rd, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Lisa G

    Hi, I watched your video on YouTube and I just had to come over and tell just how adorable I think you card is. I am sure that your Daughter just loved it as well. So fun and I have to say that blue for the inside looks just like I remember the real one looking from when I was a lot younger. lol… Love it. Thanks for sharing. I also loved how you do the twine corners. I am so going to play with that idea. Hugs, Lisa G

  9. wrote on October 25th, 2013 at 1:10 am


    Adorable card Darlene, love how you used this set to make your card. Thank you so much for continuing to share your talent with us each week, and thanks so much for doing the haul video, too, I loved that! My (card making) thoughts at the start of every week always builds in anticipation around what treat we’re in for on Wednesday from you, and you never ever fail to deliver! Thank you!

  10. wrote on October 25th, 2013 at 10:17 am


    I saw that stamp set advertised and thought….what would I do with it? But you just showed me how cute it is!!! This is adorable! And who doesn’t love the Eight Ball?! Really cute….and love the tip on the twine placing!

  11. wrote on February 15th, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Avery Elle

    Love this 8 ball card!!

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